Participating

Annual General Meeting

First West's annual general meeting is a great opportunity for members to learn about the credit union's results and future plans, and connect with the board of directors, management and employees.

As specified in First West's rules, annual general meetings are held in one or more locations annually.

In 2019, First West's AGM was  held at the Victoria Conference Centre, on May 14.

Members and guests were also  invited to attend a reception at the conclusion of the AGM.

 

Please email governance@firstwestcu.ca should you have any questions or if you are interested in viewing the proceedings you can watch it here.

Documents & Resources

Director Recruitment

How would you like to make a difference to your credit union and your community?

We are always looking for well-qualified and experienced members who are interested in standing for election to the board.  Generally, First West is seeking directors with a board range of business knowledge and depth of experience, as well as an understanding of the credit union's strategic direction, principles and values. Potential candidates should be able to demonstrate and provide the ability to:

  • Deal with business, financial and social issues at a corporate level
  • Think critically, problem-solve creatively and work on a team 
  • Devote the necessary time to prepare for and attend board and committee meetings and other related activities

To ensure the board may fulfill its fiduciary duty and oversee the credit union effectively on behalf of members, each year the board identifies general characteristics, specific skill and experience requirements and desired diversity perspectives.

In 2019, the board specifically sought candidates with significant skill and experience in:

  • Financial accounting and audit
  • Entrepreneurial leadership
  • Business growth transformation 
  • Risk management

In addition, possesion of director accreditation such as ICD.D or C. Dir or other designation is considered an asset. 

First West’s board also encourages expression of interest from candidates who reflect a diversity of ages, genders, geographical locations and ethnicities/cultures.

If you are interested, please read more in the most recent Nominations and Election Package and the Director Position Description, listed below.